Story: Whakairo – Māori carving

Pan-tribal urban marae

Urban, and often pan-tribal, marae began to appear in major cities from the 1970s in response to the wave of Māori coming to live in cities from rural areas. These marae created both challenges and opportunities for carvers and other practitioners of Māori craft forms. This map shows four major pan-tribal marae.

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Brett Graham, 'Whakairo – Māori carving - Carving in urban environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Brett Graham, published 22 Oct 2014